Dave J Posted May 22, 2013 Share Posted May 22, 2013 I had the question asked to me last night on the differences on the F4U-1 Birdcage compared to a F4U-1A/1D... I know a few of you are waiting for the F4U-1A/1D... but it is possible to build a 1A/1D but you would require some parts from the later release from Tamiya or another manufactures kit... F4U-1 early/mid Birdcage (Tamiya Kit #60324) to F4U-1 Late (-1A destination, not officially used till post war) Redesigned Bubble Canopy. Antenna Mast fitted to Fuse, aft of Cockpit. Pilots Seat raised by 180mm/7in (5.14mm/0.2in in 1/32 scale). Lengthened tail wheel strut. USMC F4U's lacked arrester hooks and had a pneumatic tail wheel. USN F4U's had smaller diameter solid rubber tail wheel. First to be able to carry a drop tank under the centre section of the Fuse. Belly window was deleted on most airframes. F4U-1 Late - F4U-1D Twin-rack plumbing for additional drop tank. Underwing Rocket launchers/tabs (last 266 F4U-1D's) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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